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4 Keys to Strength Building and Muscle Mass

Muscle is harder to build and maintain as we age. In fact, most of us start losing muscle around age 30. Physically inactive people are at particular risk and can experience anywhere from a 3 to 8% loss of lean muscle mass every decade after that. This is due to lower tes...

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Functional Foods

Magazine articles and news reports tout the benefits of "functional foods," which they claim can do everything, from reducing cholesterol to preventing cancer. At the grocery store, you'll find plenty of foods and beverages with similar health benefits advertised on their packaging - but what is a functional food exactly?...

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Eat Right and Reduce Food Waste

People rarely talk about the foods they toss out, yet the topic of food waste is getting a lot more attention these days. It’s been estimated that Americans throw away 90 billion pounds of food each year either at home or when eating out. And that amount doesn’t even...

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Eating Right Isn’t Complicated

Eating right doesn't have to be complicated. Start building a healthy plate by choosing fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy — foods that are packed with the nutrients you need without too many added sugars, sodium and solid fats. ...

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7 Ways to Practice Mindful Eating

In a culture where it’s easy to be plugged into work and social media 24/7, many of us are sitting down to meals with a fork in one hand and a phone in the other. While keeping up with current events and friends is important, it doesn’t need to be at the expense of your health. If you often find yourself so distracted d...

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